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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:27 pm

rpineau wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Wrong TQFP size ...
Datasheet says PQFP44, all libs say the same size (one I used) but none of them match the pdf size, WTF ?!
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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:51 pm

Managed to find a footprint which was actually right!

Now to un-f*ck the thing...

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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:58 pm

In actual fact it wouldn't have fitted anyway because the video un-f*ck board is actually in the way :roll:

So the chip will have to go to the left of the shifter, only place it can really fit...
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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am

Re-designed the board.. correct IC footprint now.. plus moved the IC to the left so it doesn't get in the way of the video un-fu*k board...

.. added to my every growing "to order" pcb list...

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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Design has been approved for fab... there is one PCB (PSU pcbs I think) which hasn't been approved.. so need to chase that up.. hopefully get it approved tomorrow.. then will pay for the order and get UPS shipping (which is going to cost £77 :roll: )

In anycase, I didn't want to keep waiting for stuff to turn up.. so hopefully I can get all this stuff in about a weeks time...
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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by PaulJ » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:03 am

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 pm
exxos wrote:
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Don't follow what you mean ?
Well I already have the shifter in the adaptor board for your ram expansion.
Hey, maybe with the memory expansion board under the video card it will be high enough to clear the video un-fu*kit card!! :dualthumbup: :dualthumbup: :dualthumbup:

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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by PhilC » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 am

Hey, don't encourage him, soon we'll need an ATX case to fit everything in :D
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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by Icky » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:18 am

PaulJ wrote:
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Well I already have the shifter in the adaptor board for your ram expansion.
Hey, maybe with the memory expansion board under the video card it will be high enough to clear the video un-fu*kit card!! :dualthumbup: :dualthumbup: :dualthumbup:
:D I was waiting for when we would get to double deckers at some point on this board. Exxos called it a while back if I recall.

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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by exxos » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 pm

New boards on order. hopefully be here in a few days :)
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Re: Video driver thoughts

Post by Icky » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:16 am

exxos wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 pm
New boards on order. hopefully be here in a few days :)
Sounds like you have just put in a big board order what with this and the booster as well. You are keeping that fab plant running this year.

I did have one question and that is around the availability of the Falcon DAC. Are they getting scarce too?

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